Mind, Brain, and Schizophrenia

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From our regular book review column.

Are we making progress in our search for the causes of schizophrenia? If so, are we doing so by starting with genes and molecules (bottom-up approach) or with brain-based models of abnormal mental states (top-down approach)?

These are the questions that Peter Williamson, the Tanna Schulich Chair in Neuroscience and Mental Health at the University of Western Ontario, pursues in his book Mind, Brain, and Schizophrenia.

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(6):1024-1025